RepositoryCheshire Record Office
LevelCollection (Fonds)
TitleNantwich Poor Law Union, including workhouse records
Date19th century-20th century
DescriptionBoard minutes 1842-1930, finance committee minutes 1891-1920, annual accounts 1892-7, reports of Nantwich Union building committee 1894-1912, correspondence and papers 1897-1926; removal orders 1894-1930 and out-relief papers 1922-1929; workhouse records (Barony Institution, later Hospital): registers of inmates c.1925-49; records of vaccination officer 1872-1910; assessment returns 1894-1926
Administrative HistoryNantwich Poor-Law Union was formed on 18 February 1837, and included the following parishes and townships: Acton [nr. Nantwich], Alpraham, Alvaston (until 1899), Aston juxta Mondrum, Audlem, Austerson, Baddiley, Baddington, Barthomley, Basford, Batherton, Beeston (until 1892), Bickerton, Bickley (until 1853), Blakenhall, Bridgemere, Brindley, Broomhall, Buerton [nr. Audlem], Bulkeley, Bunbury, Burland, Burwardsley (until 1892), Calveley, Checkley cum Wrinehill, Cholmondeley, Cholmondeston, Chorley [nr. Wrenbury], Chorlton [nr. Crewe], Church Coppenhall, Church Minshull, Coole Pilate, Crewe [nr. Barthomley], Dodcott cum Wilkesley, Doddington, Eaton [nr. Tarporley] (until 1892), Edleston, Egerton, Faddiley, Hampton (until 1853), Hankelow, Haslington, Hatherton, Haughton, Henhull, Hough, Hunsterson, Hurleston, Larkton (until 1853), Lea, Leighton [nr. Nantwich], Macefen (until 1853), Marbury cum Quoisley (until 1853), Minshull Vernon, Monks Coppenhall, Nantwich, Newhall [nr. Audlem], Norbury [nr. Malpas] (until 1853), Peckforton, Poole, Ridley, Rope, Rushton (until 1892), Shavington cum Gresty, Sound, Spurstow, Stapeley, Stoke [nr. Nantwich], Tarporley (u ntil 1892), Tilstone Fearnall (until 1892), Tiverton (until 1892), Tushingham cum Grindley (until 1853), Utkinton, Walgherton, Wardle, Warmingham, Weston [nr. Crewe], Wettenhall, Willaston [nr. Nantwich], Wirswall (until 1853), Wistaston, Woodcott, Woolstanwood, Worleston, Wrenbury cum Frith, and Wybunbury.

The Union Workhouse was opened in 1837 in the former Nantwich parish workhouse at Barony Road. After 1930 it was known as the Barony Hospital (see also NHCs 6). It closed in 1994.
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